Non-rigid deformation for calcium imaging frame alignment

It’s been a while since I last updated the blog – I graduated from McGill, went on a trip to Indonesia where I did a lot of diving (above), came back to Montreal for 16 hours to gather my coffee machine and about three shirts – all I need to survive, really – then moved to sunny California to do a postdoc in Dr. … More Non-rigid deformation for calcium imaging frame alignment

Whiten images in Matlab

Previously, I showed how to whiten a matrix in Matlab. This involves finding the inverse square root of the covariance matrix of a set of observations, which is prohibitively expensive when the observations are high-dimensional – for instance, high-resolution natural images. Thankfully, it’s possible to whiten a set of natural images approximately by multiplying the … More Whiten images in Matlab

Spikes trigger LFP waves – not so fast

There’s been a lot of buzz at recent conferences around a controversial new paper in J. Neurosci. from Ray and Maunsell on LFP traveling waves. It’s a pretty direct, and rather convincing rebuttal of an influential Nature Neuroscience paper by Nauhaus et al. published a couple of years ago. Initial findings Nauhaus found what seemed … More Spikes trigger LFP waves – not so fast